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Gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)

This is an intervention to remove excess breast tissue in men (gynaecomastia), which is often linked to a hormonal anomaly or excess fat. Excessive mammary gland development gives a very unsightly feminine appearance, which causes complexes in men. Gynaecomastia treatment obtains excellent, very natural results and restores male virility at the thorax.


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  • Are the results immediate?
    The initial results are immediate, with very little scarring; the scars become invisible after 1 year. Nevertheless, you will have to wait 3-6 months for the definitive results.
  • Is this a painful intervention?
    There may be some tension pain, which is soon relieved by medication and a compression garment.
  • How long before you can resume normal activity?
    Normal activity can be resumed after 1-7 days, including work, depending on your work environment. You can resume sport gradually, from 4 weeks onwards.

Useful information

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking 1 month before the intervention
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Hormone tests and radiological assessments are carried out.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 45 mins (simple liposuction) – 1.5 hours (if the mammary gland is also excised).
  • You can go home the same day as the intervention (outpatient procedure) or the following day (1 night in hospital).

After the intervention

  • Wear a compression garment day and night for 1 month.
  • Oedema for 1-2 weeks.
  • Any ecchymoses you may have disappear after 7-10 days.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month.
  • Return to work: after 3-10 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: gradually, from 4 weeks onwards.
  • Result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result after 3 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.
  • Gently dry the dressings with a hair dryer after every shower.


  • Reduction mammoplasty
    From 8,500 CHF


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